Local COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
Considerable work is going on behind the scenes delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to you which started on Saturday 16th January.
The first immunisations for Charlbury patients were done at Carterton. We are working together as a Primary Care Network (PCN) with Burford, Bampton and Broadshires surgeries to co-ordinate and deliver the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine from Carterton Health Centre. This vaccine is fragile and requires careful handling and mixing, hence patients that are called for this vaccine will be expected to travel to Carterton. Vaccines can be given from Charlbury when we are able to use the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine.
We will be in contact directly with eligible patients just as soon as we can. The vaccine will be offered to our most at-risk patients first. We request that you please be patient and do not call the surgery to enquire about booking your vaccine.
On the days we are vaccinating the majority of our staff from Charlbury will be deployed to the effort. We will therefore need to suspend routine work to prioritise vaccinations and so we ask for your understanding.
A reminder to please wear loose clothing to your appointment. No Jumpers or tight shirts. A wide sleeved shirt (or T-shirt) and a baggy cardigan would be ideal. Clothing needs to EASILY push up above the shoulder. Masks and social distance as usual.
As soon as we have more information we will keep you updated here.
Covid-19 Vaccination Service - Record Form:
C19 Vaccination Service Record Form
Group 6 vaccination days and venues:
(We will try phoning you twice and if you do not answer we will then write a letter)
Monday 8th March Group 6 at Charlbury Football Club with Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine.
Thursday 25th February Group 6 at Carterton Health Centre with Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
Monday 22nd February Group 6 at Charlbury Football Club with Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine.
Everyone in Groups 1 to 4 have now been offered a vaccine. If you are in these groups and have not had one and would like one please be in touch.
Group 5 have been sent an invitation to have the vaccination at a mass vaccine centre. If for a good reason this is not acceptable to you and you would like it done by us please be in touch.
Group 4 vaccine clinic with AZ vaccine at Charlbury football club Tuesday 9th February and Friday 12th February. You will be contacted by telephone.
Vaccination clinics have gone very well so far.
Great News! We have our first delivery of AZ Oxford vaccine to vaccinate our house bound patients starting Wednesday 27th January.
We will be running a Charlbury Vaccine Clinic Friday 29th January using the AZ vaccine for those over 70 and shielding patients.
Carers please notify us that you are a carer via e-mail, please do not telephone.
Saturday January 16th over 85 years of age.
Tuesday January 19th over 80's and remaining over 85’s.
Friday January 22nd 75 to 80 years of age.
CARERS: Please contact CMC@nhs.net to let us know you are a carer. Please don't phone the surgery , an e-mail is perfect.
ATIC (All Together in Charlbury) the details of which may be found on the local Charlbury website may be able to help with transport to Carterton if required Tel 01993 776 277
Next two vaccination days:
Tuesday 19th January (Carterton Health Centre)
Friday 22nd January (Carterton Health Centre)
We will have vaccinated all mobile patients over the age of 80 who can travel to Carterton by the end of the second session (Tuesday 19th January)
We started telephoning eligible patients on Monday 11th January booking for vaccination on Saturday 16th January at Carterton Health Centre.
Please come to Charlbury Surgery or ask someone to do this on your behalf to pick up the necessary paperwork & fill in the form at home. It would be helpful for us if you can arrive between 10am and 11am as a representative from our patient group will be there to help you at that time.
The paperwork you will receive includes:
- A map showing where Carterton Health Centre is
- A letter about the immunisation
- A COVID-19 Vaccination Service - Record form
Please fill in the first and second sections of this form BEFORE your appointment and BRING The Covid-19 vaccination Service-Record Form to your appointment (That would be a great help- thanks!)
We calculate there will be enough vaccine in this first delivery to vaccinate patients over the age of 85 years.
Please do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes before your allotted time as you have to sit and wait for 15 minutes after vaccination before we can let you go (space is limited & trying to achieve social distancing).
Doctor Urgently Needed for Charlbury Surgery
Unfortunately, the salaried doctor that was to join us on 8th March 2021 to cover maternity leave for the following 12 months is no longer able to due to a family emergency. This leaves us short on doctors by 3 days a week. We ask you to put the word out to anyone with the necessary qualifications who may be interested.
If you have any coronavirus symptoms
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Get a test and stay at home
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus or if you have a cough, loss of smell or fever do not come to the Surgery, please order a Coronavirus test online.
For the latest and up to date guidance from Public Health England. Go to the www.gov.uk website.
If you suspect you may be a contact of Coronavirus order a test & self-isolate following government guidelines.
- Please telephone the surgery f you need an appointment.
- Please don’t contact the surgery by e-mail & try to request an appointment this way, or try to open lines of communication with a doctor this way. This will not work for you and your request will be ignored. Our reception team are on hand to receive your telephone calls and can’t be expected to monitor two lines of communication at the same time. The same is true for the doctors.
- Please don’t try to contact any of the doctors directly by their personal NHS e-mail or personal telephone numbers as they don’t have time to monitor their personal NHS e-mails whilst at work and do not expect to be contacted by patients in this way. E-mails may not be checked for a couple of weeks if a person is on annual leave. Information being sent outside the normal channels is dangerous and may lead to causing you harm. We have had one or two incidents of patients doing this and wondering why their medical problem was overlooked.
Mobile Phone Numbers
Please ensure we have your mobile phone number as we are using the mobile text service more and more. It is important that your contact details are current for your medical record so we can contact you.
Home blood pressure monitoring
Please use the form provided on this website which can be accessed by clinking on the Services tab above & then Nursing Team Clinics.
Appointment Reminder by text
Patients will receive a text message appointment reminder along with any other information we feel may be helpful. Please would all patients registered with us ensure we have your correct mobile number listed on your medical record.
Surgery closed daily between 1 and 2pm
This is to deal with paper work, staff training and for meetings.
If you have an emergency during this time call the surgery on 01608 811680 and press the emergency option 1.
On-Line Service and On-line Appointment Booking
Have you registered yet? Once registered you will be able to do the following on-line:
- book or cancel an appointment
- order repeat prescriptions
- change your address and other contact details.
For more information on how to do this click on the Online Services tab at the top of the page.
OCCG Patient Participation Groups (PPG)
If you're interested in having your say about the way local health services are delivered, getting involved with Charlbury Patient Participation Group (CPPG) is a good place to start. The group is made of volunteer patients from the practice, there are regular meetings (obeying current social distancing guidelines)
Issues such as services on offer and how improvements may be made for benefit of both patients and practice staff are debated. Joining a group can help to shape the delivery of local services. Many members also find that volunteering is a great way to meet new people and develop your own skills. A positive and diplomatic approach is welcomed. To find out more click on the Have Your Say icon in the top right-hand corner.
To read the latest issue of the CPPG Newsletter click on the either the Patient Participation Group heading at the bottom of the page or Have your say links above (centre right)
Stop Smoking Services
For help and advice on stopping smoking click the link below.
Smoke Free Life